Looking to Retire?

Are you looking for a place with lower taxes, great medical facilities and recreation? Do you need to find an ideal city where you can retire?  According to SmartAsset, Canonsburg is the place for you.

The Canonsburg zip code ranked number one out of 186 towns and the best place for retirees. They considered North Strabane and Cecil Township included in this area as well.

Canonsburg wasn’t the only Pennsylvania town identified. Read the Pittsburgh Business Times article and The Observer-Reporter article to find out more.

There’s a Food Boom in Pittsburgh. So What’s Driving It?

The headlines keep coming. First, Zagat named Pittsburgh the No. 1 food city in America. Vogue has a piece that proclaimed, “Pittsburgh is not just a happening place to visit — increasingly, people, especially New Yorkers, are toying with the idea of moving here.”

The people that are making Pittsburgh more and more of a popular destination are…….young people. Not what you would expect from the Steel City. But, according to a recent New York Times article, “Cheap rent and a voracious appetite for culture have attracted artists. Cheap rent and Carnegie Mellon University have attracted companies like Google, Facebook and Uber, seeking to tap local tech talent. And cheap rent alone has inspired chefs to pursue deeply personal projects that might have a hard time surviving in the Darwinian real estate microclimates of New York and San Francisco.”

It’s a fantastic article that’s worth the read!

Pittsburgh is Hot for Millennials

According to Realtor.com, 2016 is anticipated to see Pittsburgh as the second most sought after real estate for millennials. This prediction was based on millennial population, employment growth and housing affordability.

Pittsburgh does not have one the nation’s largest population of those aged 25 to 34. In fact, only 12 percent of the region’s population represents that age group and that percentage is slightly less than the national average. However, job growth and lower housing costs make Pittsburgh exceptionally attractive.

According to Jonathan Smoke, Realtor.com’s chief economist, “The market ranked third out of the 100 largest markets for the 25-34 share of purchase mortgages in 2015, with 47 percent compared to the U.S. average of 36 percent.”

Only Atlanta slightly beat out the Steel City. What likely cities came in behind Pittsburgh? Read the Pittsburgh Business Times article now.

Best Place to Live in the Northeast is………

Pittsburgh.  According to Money Magazine, Pittsburgh’s two universities – University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon – help draw high technology companies. And that draw is exactly why people are finding Pittsburgh THE place to live right now.

Pittsburgh has focused on computer-related jobs. That field has grown twice the national average in the Steel City. And while unemployment rates are slightly higher than the national average, they are well below other industrial cities. With housing prices much lower than other big cities, Pittsburgh seems to have hit its stride.

What cities round out the top five? Check out Money Magazine’s article.